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ASUS X99-A Motherboard Review

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Today we are taking a look at the Asus X99-A motherboard from Asus. This motherboard sports the brand new X99 chipset a 2011-3 socket and blazing fast DDR4, quite the upgrade from the aging X79. With the capability of running Intel’s latest Haswell-E or server grade Xeon processors you know you are in for serious business. Unmatched performance at a reasonable price for a motherboard capable of handling top of the line processors seems too good to be true however, this is Asus we are talking about.
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  • Posted in: Featured, Motherboards, Reviews

Intel Core i7-5960X Haswell-E CPU Review

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If you wanted to buy an 8-Core CPU you had to fork over thousands on an Intel Xeon server grade CPU or buy an outclassed AMD processor. In September, Intel unleashed its first ever consumer grade 8-Core CPU with never before seen DDR4 and the long awaited enthusiast chipset, X99. With a jaw dropping 8-Cores, 16 threads, 3.0GHz clock, 20MB of Cache, and 22nm architecture, the 5960X offers some devastating specs on paper. The over the top performance offered by this processor is not for everyone, if you want to buy the “Extreme” version of the Haswell variant you better be in the need for some extreme computing power. 10/10
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  • Posted in: Featured, Processors, Reviews

Thermaltake Core X1 ITX Case Review

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The PC industry doesn't suffer from a lack of case manufacturers, however, there are case manufactures and then there are companies blessed to have engineering excellence. Every now and then I am blown away by the depth of insight and excellence of a product. Sometimes it happens often enough with a particular company that I know someone behind the scenes really knows their stuff. To get it right often enough shows real talent, and its important that you as the consumers realize what a big part that should be in your buying decision. Thermaltake is a name I have known for years as I watched the company grow from small heatsinks and peripherals to the PC powerhouse they are today. I am the Editor in Chief at TechwareLabs.com and on my desk today Im pleased to have the new Core X1 ITX case. Take note, your going to hear a lot about this awesome enclosure and the talent it takes to make a case this good.
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  • Posted in: Cases, Reviews

LG G Watch R Smartwatch Review

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You already know about smart watches or you wouldn't be here reading this. The latest in wearable technology allows you wrist access to many of the features you love on your smart phone without having to take it out and turn it on. A quick turn of your wrist and you can check a myriad of things limited only by the ever expanding available android wear applications. This review will be a bit different from others I have done in the past as it will reflect my real life purchase of the LG G Watch R and the facts and experience that led to the decision. I hope it will help you when making your decision for a smart watch.
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  • Posted in: Featured, Phones, Reviews

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2 On-Ear Headphones

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For the enthusiast there is no price for quality sound, and for the discerning audiophile high quality headphones are a must. If you fit into either of these categories you know Bowers & Wilkins produces some of the best audio products on the market. Today we have the pleasure of slipping on their P5 headphones for this TechwareLabs review. Big sound doesn't have to come from big speakers, just high quality ones, and you can often find room filling sound that is loud but without quality. The P5 Series 2 headphones aims to give your ears room filling sound with excellent quality. Retail pricetag on the P5 is a bit high at $299 but they can be found ranging from $229 to $269 on store shelves.
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  • Posted in: Audio, Featured, Reviews

The Case for Cloud Backup at Home

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5 years ago a good backup solution for your house was to buy an external hard drive and put copies of you data on it. The problem now is that with multiple computers a single external USB drive will be quite the task to move around from system to system. Also if you are using the external as another storage device to free space, you no longer have two copies and the external is your master. You are still highly susceptible to hardware failure. Quickly it becomes apparent that an external hard drive sitting next to your computer is not going to protect you against all inevitabilities, or even most of them.
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  • Posted in: Articles, Editorials, Storage
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  • Announcement written by: on Jan 13 2015, 8:56 am

    TechwareLabs CES 2015 Event Coverage: Booth Babes Gallery Part 2

     

    Fasten your seatbelts as TechwareLabs takes you on a molten hot ride through the booth babes of CES 2015. Hope your wearing SPF 1 Million for your eyeballs. These are the hottest babes and smoking hot bodies of CES with more curves than a sports car, which there are plenty of in the pictures below. Have fun courtesy of www.TechwareLabs.com.

     

  • Announcement written by: on Jan 13 2015, 8:45 am

    TechwareLabs CES 2015 Event Coverage: Thermaltake

    logo thermaltake TechwareLabs CES 2015 Event Coverage: Thermaltake

    Thermaltake has had one of the most impressive showings at CES 2015 with amazing offerings to consumers and enthusiasts alike. The scope at which Thermaltake is approaching the watercooling market is nothing to ignore, they are offering the entire package with its entire line up of reservoirs, CPU water blocks, custom non-rebrand radiators, and housings for all popular pumps. The fun doesn’t stop there, take a look at the new keyboard in the Poseidon lineup with its innovative space-bar touch sensor that is 100% macroable as well as the customization heavy Core X chassis lineup that is perfect for any enthusiast and casual system builder.

    We were particularly impressed with the new watercooling lineup of all hand made radiators, reservoirs, and fittings. These will bring a level of custom cooling to the market at prices previously unseen. If you watch the video you will also have the chance to catch some indications of future plans and prototypes on film that weren’t mentioned. Pay close attention.

  • Announcement written by: on Jan 10 2015, 8:36 am

    CES Event Coverage: LUNA ROX V8

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    TechwareLabs had the luck of running into the Chief Innovation Office of LUNA, a company based in Tampa Florida that will bring an eight core cell phone to market in a matter of days from now. This phone has the specs of a thorobred with a bargain basement pricetag and it’s unlocked. We sat down with James to discuss this new phone at the Washington Dulles airport and bring you an exclusive hands on look at the ROX V8.

     

    Stay tuned for an in depth look at this cell phone as TechwareLabs will be bringing you the first look at testing and benchmarks of this cost effective beast.

  • Announcement written by: on Jan 8 2015, 10:59 pm

    CES 2015 Event Coverage Captherm Systems

    We ran across this company in the Sands Expo showing off some truly remarkable technology that could very well give traditional watercooling a run for the money. Captherm Systems was demonstrating a self contained phase change system that boasted better efficiency and cooling that both heatsinks and watercooling. The small system uses a vertical radiator seated on top of what could be called the most manly waterblock made to date. The waterblock is comprised of 4 different metals which Captherm Systems melds together using small explosions. Yes thats right Captherm blows things up to create their product.


  • Announcement written by: on Jan 8 2015, 9:53 am

    CES 2015 Event Coverage: Mushkin

    We had the fortune to spend some time at the Mushkin suite and take a look at some of their new products for 2015 including their newly announced Striker SSD. You would be suprised at the number of IOPS this drive is capable of and even more blown away by some of Mushkins other products at CES 2015.

  • Announcement written by: on Jan 7 2015, 11:21 am

    Digital Experience Dell Venue 8 7000

    TechwareLabs brings you a hands on look at the worlds thinnest tablet. At 6mm the Dell Venue 8 7000 should come to market at around $399 which places it firmly in competition with the Samsung Galaxy S tablet.